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Old 09-06-15, 08:43 AM   #55 (permalink)
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Re: Riverrun (Poss Temp Name)

Yep, feeding is a major determining factor in a snake's growth rate. If they were feeding her tiny mice every 2 weeks, then she would definitely be much smaller than the "expected" size for a retic of her age. I'd say the age they gave you is accurate, and she's just fallen behind because of their feeding habits. To illustrate, my two pinesnakes are the same age. When I got them, the snow pine was quite a bit bigger than the black, but the black pine has been a better eater for me and within just a few months has outgrown the snow. The general expected sizes people tell you are based on ideal feeding conditions, so more or less food will change those numbers.
0.1 tangerine albino honduran milksnake /// 0.1 snow southern pinesnake /// 0.1 black pinesnake /// 1.0 "hypo" north Mexican pinesnake (jani) /// 1.0 cincuate pinesnake (lineaticollis) /// 1.1 red striped gargoyle geckos /// 0.1 kitty cat /// 2.6.12 tarantulas(assorted species)
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